Lincoln council takes legal action to evict travellers from playing field

The City of Lincoln Council will pursue legal action after an unauthorised encampment of caravans failed to leave a Lincoln playing field.

The group of eight caravans were served a notice on Friday, February 20 to vacate King George V Playing Field off Macaulay Drive by 2pm on Monday, February 23.

Prior to the notice to vacate, the encampment spent a night and a day parked on the Morrisons supermarket car park on Tritton Road in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police officers and local councils previously attended the site where the vehicles were located, before seeking an order from the Lincoln magistrates’ Court to evict them.

Steve Bird, Assistant Director for Communities and Street Scene at City of Lincoln Council said: “We are aware the travellers are still on the car park at the King George V Playing Field and we are continuing to monitor the situation, working with the police and Lincolnshire County Council.

“We served a notice last week giving the travellers until 2pm yesterday to vacate the site before we seek an order from Lincoln Magistrates’ Court to take steps to evict them under the Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994.

“We are now progressing with legal action.”